One of the most important things that you should have booked for your wedding day is the wedding photographer. The wedding photographer can capture all of the memories of your special day. These memories will last a lifetime.
Think about it: when you look back upon your wedding day, you are going to be looking at the pictures you have of it. Other than the pictures, the only other thing you will have of the day is memories. This is why good pictures taken by an experienced, talented, professional, and reasonably priced photographer are definitely necessary. Now, finding an experienced, talented, professional, and reasonably priced photographer is another story!
When you start out your search for the perfect wedding photographer, one of the first things you should consider is the attitude of the photographers that you meet. Attitude can mean everything — especially when it comes to your wedding photos. If your wedding photographer has an overwhelming and bossy personality, and you can tell this on a first meeting with him or her, you are best to move on to someone else. Think about it: do you want to be bossed around and told where to sit, stand, and go all day long on your big day? Chances are, your answer to this question is “no”. So, try to find a wedding photographer who is easy to talk to, work with, and who takes photos of you enjoying your wedding day.
Another key thing you should research before picking a wedding photograper is his or her portfolio. It is of the greatest importance that you carefully examine the portfolios of the photographers that you are interested in. From this point, you can see first hand how he or she handled someone else’s wedding. You can get a feel for the photographer’s style and level of talent, and see if it matches what you are truly looking for. When checking out a wedding photographer’s portfolio, it is your opportunity to ask as many questions as possible. For instance, you can find out if the photographer has different photo packages and if so, how much each one costs. By asking questions, you can also determine if the photographer will take any special or particular pictures you may want to have included in your photography package.
Another important thing to consider when choosing a wedding photographer is his or her reliability. For example, if the photographer’s mother dies right before your wedding, is there a replacement photographer or will you be left with no one to take your photos. It is always a good idea if your wedding photographer has some kind of backup plan. Although the day will most likely run smoothly, it usually isn’t worth taking any unnecessary chances!
Last, but not least, be sure that your wedding photographer will take photos in the price range that fits your wedding budget. Remember that the most expensive photographer doesn’t necessarily mean the best photographer.